First to Open at UBC….

In addition to its growth in the greater Toronto and greater Montreal markets, the Kinka Family hospitality group will be opening its first Kinton Ramen restaurant in British Columbia, tentatively scheduled for late March or early April at the UBC in Vancouver. The 1413 square foot unit is opening at 6111 University Blvd. in the Focal building at the entrance to the UBC campus.    Introduced in mid-2012 in Toronto, Kinton Ramen is a Japanese-style noodle soup concept that features custom-made noodles made with premium ingredients such as Alberta flour along with collagen-rich broths to create the hardy dish. Described as an authentic Japanese ramen bar, it features the Japanese ‘street food’.   The chain currently includes eleven restaurants in the Toronto area and, with the recent opening on Brunswick Ave. and St Jean Blvd. in Montreal’s West Island, there are seven in the Montreal/Laval area. In the British Columbia market, the focus is on greater Vancouver and, in particular, the downtown area and the Richmond, Burnaby and Coquitlam markets.  The chain is sourcing high traffic areas that have a strong lunch and dinner traffic. The units are generally in highly visible street front locations, ideally in the 1800 square foot range.  Nancy Bayly at Sitings Realty Ltd. has been retained to handle the search in British Columbia and notes that other sites are also under discussion.

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Chain Name:  Kinton Ramen
Company Name:  Kinka Family Inc.
Mailing Address:  294 College St., 2nd Floor, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1R9
Tel: 647/348-8788        Fax: 647/348-8778
Email:       Website:
Menu Specialty:  Japanese-style street food of specialty noodle soups.
Introduced: Mid-May 2012
No. of Locations:  Eleven in greater Toronto, Seven in Montreal..
Areas of Operation:  Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia
Types of Location: Street front, strip centres
Business Type (corp., franchise, jv): Corporate
Size Req’d:  1000 to 2000 sq. ft.
Special Requirements (patio, drive-thru, etc):
Company Contacts: James Hyunsoo Kim – CEO (Kinka Family Inc.)
Real Estate Representatives:  (British Columbia) Sitings Realty Inc., 650 West Georgia St., Suite 1595, P.O. Box 11592, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 4N8  (Nancy Bayly – 604/628-2580
Franchise Representatives:
Parent Company:
Kinka Family Inc., Toronto, Ontario
Related Retail Chains: 
Kinka, Kinton Izakaya, Neo, Ja Bistro
Last Report:
Developers & Chains #1924